Circa 1850 Stain 'n Varnish is both a wood stain and a varnish finish in one. Its unique gel formulation maintains a consistent blend of stain and varnish throughout the can - so there's no mixing or stirring required. As a result, you ensure uniformity from the beginning of your project to the end. And because it's a gel, it goes on without runs, drips or brush marks. Stain'n Varnish can be used on virtually any surface including wood furniture, molding, paneling and floors, pottery, metal, plastic, fiberglass, masonite and composites (or composite doors). Stain 'n Varnish comes in 22 pre-mixed colors to suit any decor. By Swing Paints
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Circa 1850 Stain'n Varnish can be applied onto bare, stained or finished wood. Use Circa 1850 Furniture Cleaner to remove dirt and polish. Sand wood surface with fine sandpaper. With a lint-free cloth spread a generous coat of Stain'n Varnish over the surface and wipe off excess immediately. Rub evenly in the direction of the grain. Wait 8 hours then smooth lightly with very fine steel wool. Using a cloth slightly dampened with Stain'n Varnish, rub lightly with quick full length strokes in the direction of the grain. Continue until you don't feel any drag on the cloth, and the surface is smooth.
Will it fade on outside wood door
It doesn't specify that it has UV inhibitors for outdoor applications. You would need to overcoat with a good marine spar varnish with UV inhibitors like Totalboat Gleam or Captains Spar Varnish.
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Color chart for boat finishes ?
I believe it is available on the Web site.
Does this come in a combo cherry color? How do I order a color chart?
It does come in Black Cherry. Here is the link to colors:< a href="http://www.swingpaints.com/color_swatches.htm" target="_blank">http://www.swingpaints.com/color_swatches.htm< /a>
That I do not know i bought mahogany and teak colors. Found the color chart on tbe company's Webster.
can we use this product to stain teak deck ? is this uv resistant
yes, that is good product.
I would not. It contains a varnish/ so it is more than just a stain. Does great on interior wood. Not sure how it would last outside. Don't know if it has uv protection.
Can this be used on Mahogany decking?
Peter This is not a boat only a side porch
This is a great product. I have just refinished my interior stairs and railing. It is easy to apply and is very hard and durable. I put two coats on because I wanted may stairs to be pure black. On my railing i used two coats, sanding between coats and then used a top coat of varnish. It should work on any well prepared substrate- free of dirt, dust, etc. If the mahogany is unfinished just clean it well, apply it first and then find a suitable top coat. Remember that more coats = glossier finish. So you may want a mat finish varnish or one that will take the weather exposure (if applicable).Hope this helps
That's fine for color if there is no finish already on the decking. I would still follow up with a spar varnish to complete the protection of the wood.
No, I would use a deck stain first and then a spar varnish.
Sure can but make sure you seal it
What about a gel stain?
I wouldn't use it for that purpose because marine products should be used only on boats because of its formula an intended use.
I wouldn't use it for that purpose because marine products should be used only on boats because of its formula an intended use. BUT THIS PRODUCT CAN BE USED ON A VARIETY OF SURFACES NOT MARINE.
I tried to use it as a stain over white paint, thinking i could save the step of stripping and staining. It didn't work. I ended up stripping the wood and then used Cetal, which I find to be a great product.
Would this product be suitable for new kitchen cabinets and is a wood conditioner recommended? thank you
I used this semi-gel stain on a home-crafted bookcase composed of raw poplar. I applied it directly onto the well-sanded wood surface, and I have trusted the added gel varnish to provide the necessary protective surface coat. So far that has appeared to work out satisfactorily.To new kitchen cabinets, more vulnerable to moisture and stains, you would probably want to finish off (over the stain n' varnish) with a harder, more impervious surface coat, perhaps a clear, vitreous varnish, polyurethane, or some such. I cannot advise you on what to use here, for I have never done kitchen (or bathroom) woodwork with natural finishes. By all means, get recommendations from an expert paint store adviser.Good luck!
JAMES AND HULDA BACHMAN-NEEB
We do not use it as a final finish. It's just not tough or hard enough to withstand water flowing over a wooden boat. Rather, we use it as a base coat or in mixtures of several colors to match new wood to old. But we then varnish over it.I do not think it can withstand the inevitable abuse and scrubbing kitchen cabinetry must endure. If it were me, I'd go with a filler stain applied to raw wood sanded to no finer a grit than 120. (Sanding to too fine a grit makes it tough for the stain to penetrate the wood fibers.)Let the stain work for at least 15 minutes and then scrub and scrub with cheese cloth until everything sitting on top of the wood has been removed.Then apply multiple coats of varnish.
I think you would be better using just a penetrating stain to get the color you are after and then protecting that with a clear varnish.
Hi Barbara, this product is for marine use or on boats, they may have a different product for home use. There are some wood conditioner at home depot and other hard ware stores just ask when you get there. Hope this helps make.
I am using the product to darken the wood on my boat. If your cabinets have a finish you will likely have to strip them for the color of the varnish to really make a difference. The product is relatively easy to use but ensure that you wipe it down fully because any area that is left (ie finger prints- or a swipe of color) is hard to remove once it has dried. I ended up doing two top coats of varnish on top of it. I am also refinishing my kitchen cabinets and bought the teak color but the present finish even stripped, I would need three or four good coats to cover it and eventually went with polyshade by Minwax (not an easy product to use on cabinets )Hope this helps.
is there a more complete chart on colors available?
When in doubt try Google!The first item on my list of resuts was:Here is your answer from Swing Paints... 22 standard colors - chart available here - and a million custom-tinted colors.... Circa 1850 Stain'n Varnish is both a wood stain and a varnish finish in one. Its unique gel formulation maintains a consistent blend of stain and varnish throughout the can - so there's no mixing or stirring required. As a result, you ensure uniformity from the beginning of your project to the end. And because it's a gel, it goes on without runs, drips or brush marks. Stain'n Varnish can be used on virtually any surface including wood furniture, molding, paneling and floors, pottery, metal, plastic, fiberglass, masonite and composites (or composite doors). Stain 'n Varnish comes in 22 pre-mixed colours (and about a million custom-tinted colours) to suit any decor.
Hi, I think there is 5 ou 6 tints available, but cannot remember exactly each color. If you go to the hardware store, they normally have samples of the Circa Stain right beside the actual containers.Take Care
need a color chart
I'm refinishing an old mahogany boat. It is sanded and l'm ging tomseal it with CPES which reqiures an oild based stain to bond.mis 1850 oil based?
Stain 'n Varnish is an oil-based polyurethane with various color tints and shades, very gel-like composition, and probably best suited for interior applications. i would not use it for marine use exterior applications.I think I might rather use an oil-based gel stain followed by three coats of marine grade spar varnish on a mahogany boat.John M
It contains petroleum distilates, so I'm not sure if it contains oil. I used lighter fluid to clean up the little mess it did on my brushes. works great. Overall the stain is excellent and does an excellent job. I did use a varnish to cover it up once it was dried to protect the wood even more.
Hello DIY: I have Merriallt cabinetry (cheapest of that line) in a light maple finish in bathrooms. I would like to attempt to make the finish darker so I don't have to buy new cabinetry to match an upcoming tile change. My husband says that the varnish will not work well on the veneer over composite drawer fronts and cabinet sides as the "finish" is essentially cellophane tape and the varnish would make the surface bubble up over time. Can anyone give me opinions or experiences to help me either chose this product to stain my current cabinets or save my money and buy new cabinets? Thanks! JK in Alexandria VA
My response can only be my opinion, for I have never tried applying stain or varnish over Merriault surfaces. I am afraid that neither stain nor varnish would work at all, for that cellophane surface is totally non-absorbent. The stain/varnish might well cause the surface to bubble up, but varnish would not, in any event, change the color tone on cellphane tape. I don't know of any application or anything that would achieve that purpose. I am afraid the customer will have to buy new cabinets.James Bachman
JAMES AND HULDA BACHMAN-NEEB
Independent of the surface material, and I suspect that your husband is spot on about trying to put a penetrating finish over it, Stain n' Varnish is not what you want.First, since it is a penetrating (stain) finish, it needs a surface that, well, it can penetrate, which your cabinets do not offer it.Then, when you read further on the can's label, you will discover that it is really not a finish at all, as the company recommends another product - another varnish - that must be applied over this one if it is to have any durability.Finally, my guess is that the "wood grain" surface on your cabinets is entirely artificial, so I am not sure what you would get as a result.I know, horror of horrors, but how about painting it with a good primer followed by good top coat of semigloss paint?
hi, i have to say your husband is right...sorryon face , that is not to say that if you were to attempt to strip the cabinets and then use this product then re-finish then with a light poly then you could get what you wantother sise if your not into this time and labor than amybe new cabinets are the why to gogood luck!!
I'm considering Circa 1850 stain and varnish to re-stain my existing finished oak stairs and railings. My objective is to darken and redden the color of the oak stairs and handrails (the spindles are white) to match new hardwood flooring I want to install that will be a Brazilian Cherry or similar color, not the existing oak.I'd be interested to hear whether other people have tried this approach and what their results were?Thanks in advance,AJ, Herndon, VA
Good morning AJ, my name is captain michael drew I used this product on reconditioning some wood work on my 27 ft. silverton and to be truthful, I really have enjoyed the results, i redone some cabinets and put it on a wall in the head and it worked very well, and would probably use it again if the job comes up again. 1850 is easy to work with just make sure you have the color that you want.
AJ,We did the same thing. Oak stairs (light finish) installed Brazilian walnut flooring. The Circa gives good control of how dark you want it. you can go from a slight darkening to near black . It goes on relatively easy and provides a fairly durable finish
Thanks Michael - I appreciate your feedback!
Hi Carolyn,That sounds great - did you apply it on top of the existing varnish without stripping it first? That's what I want to do.
hi i have used the circa 1850 only on my boati will say this what i was doing was "blending" old stock teak and newer work to matchthe best way i found was using the rubbing methodwich i applied with an old sock then with a clean rag or sock rubbing the stain back out of the wood By continuing to rub the stain out i seemed to have gotten a good blending effect that i'm quite pleased with after which i would oil or use another sealing product hope this helpstom
I just got this product and tried to stain a mohogany finish onto a very light finished armoire. Unfortunately, it didn't work. You are supposed to sand the finished surface with a fine steel wool, which I did. I don't know if I didn't sand it enough, but the stain n varnish didn't take at all. I was bummed. I might try it again after sanding a little bit more. But, I was pretty disappointed!
Great product with great results
Refinished wood interior of a 1979 Boston Whaler. Used a heat gun to remove old varnish, sanded, and then applied varnish stain. Great results.
Shipping more than the product cost
Two coats of this varnish were like paint, no grain showed through :-(
Hillary is a shrew
Excellent product, easy to use and covers the wood well. Excellent to retouch
Sanded and refinished cabinets in my kitchen using Satin Black colour. I used multiple coats so I could get a strong opaque colour without using paint. The wood grain is still visible through out but the coverage was great. I was able to use the product on the frame of the cupboards which was a laminate with plastic trim.
Easy to Apply: Excellent Results
Compared to other combination stain/varnish products I have used, this product wipes on much easier, and dries more consistently(even color).